I'm taking a Socialist Theory course at the moment at NYU, taught by Bertell Ollman. It's structured such that your grade is a series of "journal entries," where you get to write about whatever you want, so long as you engage/include different books or thinkers in your discussion.
For one entry, I'd like to write about how the education system--and society in general--strongly encourages you to major in fields that keep the capitalism system rolling (i.e. business, marketing, etc) and discourages you from tackling fields that don't--i.e., English, history, psychology, sociology, practically all of the humanities, etc...basically, all those fields that the cynics say "What are you going to do with that? Other than teach it?"
Does anyone know any books--or any writers or thinkers--who discuss this subject? Or even someone who discusses it in abstract or tangentially, or even someone who discusses something mildly similar or something broadly in the ballpark? I'm having trouble finding authors/books that deal with this particular topic.
Hope to get some help! And hopefully, we can discuss some of the books that will be mentioned. Maybe a few people who've never heard of them will check them out as a result!